Saturn Sade Sati
Sade Satti is a very dreadful word for the common masses. When, Saturn transits through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natal moon (where one's Moon is placed in the birth chart), this is termed Sade satti. Saturn takes 2 ï¿½ years to pass through each sign (30 years to make one round of the zodiac), its passing through 3 signs make it 7 ½ years. Sade means half and Satti translates to seven and hence the name Sade Satti. There is a general belief that Sade Satti period brings dissatisfaction, disappointments, depression, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results ,but actually this is not the case. Saturn does not always behave this way and it really depends on individual's chart. For example if Saturn is acting as a yoga karaka, there is no way it can cause all that problems in native's life. Most of the people go through 2-3 periods of Sade Satti in their life time, 4 periods are very rare. It reappears after every 25 years from when it first finished.
Sade Satti Influence
While it is true that during this 7-1/2 years Saturn transit period people do experience some tensions and troubles, it is nothing to be scared about. Even while giving some troubles and tensions, it does not deny you success. As a matter of fact a number of people prosper to new heights during this period. Sade satti is about doing one's obligatory duties without considering likes and dislikes. One who does this forever is least effected by Sade Satti and in fact gains during this period. However if anyone is arrogant, egoistic, unsympathetic, and non-hard working then he is targeted during the person's Sade Satti and can make him go through a lot of hardships